'''La Salle University''' is a private university|private
, Roman Catholic university
located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|Philadelphia
, United States|U.S.
Named for St. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle
, the university was founded in 1863 by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools
. The university offers traditional, online, and hybrid courses and programs.
As of 2008 the university has approximately 7,554 students, about 63% of whom are undergraduates
. The university is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church
through the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia|Archdiocese of Philadelphia